A nice versatile batch of mini news items today. Enjoy.

– First up, if you really found yourself drawn into the final kiss between Thor and Jane in Thor: The Dark World, prepare to be disappointed. It wasn’t even Natalie. She explains why and who the lips belonged to.

“It was for reshoots and he was working in Hong Kong and I couldn’t get there because I was working on my own film,” Portman told the New York Daily News. “And so they put his wife in my wig and costume. That’s why it was so passionate.”

– Sticking with Thor, if you haven’t seen the film yet (and I’m guilty as charged) maybe this Japanese trailer, with more footage, will convince you.

– Christian Bale has spoken about the Terrence Malick films and thinks that he won’t make the final cut of the Untitled project (the one set against the music scene) as he was only able to spend 3 or 4 days on it. He will definitely be front and centre for Knight Of Cups, the other Malick film (for those late to the party, Natalie is supposed to be in both films). He also sounds pretty excited about both projects and the enthusiasm that Malick is showing in the post production. Bale has worked with Malick before, so maybe he’s seeing a different side to the director. Maybe a more fast paced process, compared to some of the epic post productions on his past films.

“I’ve been doing that for months. Terry is on fire. They’re both going to get finished. There’s no doubt about it. WHEN, I can’t tell you. But they’re both going to get finished. He’s just lit up. He’s possessed.